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Modern Architecture Walking Tour, Rotterdam (Self Guided), Rotterdam

The Kop van Zuid (Head of the South) area is an old harbor district which has been transformed into a modern city quarter with high-rise buildings. Take our tour to discover the best sights of Kop van Zuid, including Montevideo, the highest building in the Netherlands.
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Guide Name: Modern Architecture Walking Tour, Rotterdam
Guide Location: Netherlands » Rotterdam (See other walking tours in Rotterdam)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 8
Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.9 Km or 3 Miles
Author: valery
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • The Spido BV
  • KPN Telecom Building
  • Wilhelminakade (Tower of Numbers)
  • World Port Center
  • Nieuwe Luxor Theater
  • Victory Outreach Kerk
  • Theater Zuidplein
  • ICF Church Rotterdam
The Spido BV

1) The Spido BV

The Spido is a top attraction in Rotterdam as it's one of the best ways to experience all the vitality of this major world port. Here you will have a stunning view of Erasmus Bridge, Hotel New York, steamship Rotterdam, the historic Veerhaven harbour, the Euromast and all the modern ships.
KPN Telecom Building

2) KPN Telecom Building

The KPN Telecom tower is an icon of Rotterdam. One of many new buildings erected in the city after World War II, KNP Telecom is situated at the end of the Erasmus Bridge. It's a sight not to be missed when visiting the city, especially for its curious design that makes the building looks as if it has been divided into three vertical sections.
Wilhelminakade (Tower of Numbers)

3) Wilhelminakade (Tower of Numbers)

The Wilhelminakade, or Tower of Numbers, offers a magnificent view over the river and the Erasmus Bridge. It's one of the city's top tourist attractions because visitors can watch the skyline of a developing city unfold from this great vantage point.
World Port Center

4) World Port Center

World Port Center is a 33-storey, 123.1 m (404 ft) skyscraper in Rotterdam, Netherlands. The tower was commissioned by ING Real Estate Development. As the building stands at the far point of the Wilhelmina pier it is built on, there is an excellent view of the surrounding harbors and city from the higher floors. The building is also an emergency center, designed to deal with potential catastrophes in the port area and act as a coordination center. The World Port Center is an amazing skyscraper that could set a trend for major world buildings in the future. The slim, rounded contours of its facade give it a very dynamic appearance. It's also situated in a much sought-after attractive location in Rotterdam. It boasts a conference center on its top levels, as well as a restaurant and an underground car park.
Sight description based on wikipedia
Nieuwe Luxor Theater

5) Nieuwe Luxor Theater

The Luxor Theater is an vast, imposing structure that strikes visitors with its rounded shape. Built in 1917 as a musical theater, it withstood the bombings of World War II that destroyed much of the city, and went on to become one of the best-known theaters in the Netherlands.
Victory Outreach Kerk

6) Victory Outreach Kerk

Victory Outreach is a Christian denomination in Rotterdam. Since 1967, the church has been striving to deliver Christ's message of hope around the world. Thousands of families and individuals have been involved with the church over the last four decades.
Theater Zuidplein

7) Theater Zuidplein

Events at The Theater Zuidplein are centered around the city's cultural diversity. The theater offers a number of gorgeous rooms and foyers that can be utilized separately or joined together. Its main hall is equipped with a large screen and surround sound, also providing for film screenings. Conveniently for tourists, the theater is easily accessible by car and public transport.
ICF Church Rotterdam

8) ICF Church Rotterdam

The ICF Church Rotterdam is a warm community involving people from all over the world. It's a center for love and compassion, making new contacts and maintaining old friendships. The church offers a range of services for people who want to know more about the deeper mysteries of faith.

Walking Tours in Rotterdam, Netherlands

Create Your Own Walk in Rotterdam

Create Your Own Walk in Rotterdam

Creating your own self-guided walk in Rotterdam is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Souvenir Shopping Part 2

Souvenir Shopping Part 2

It would be a pity to leave Rotterdam without having explored its specialty shops and bringing home something truly original. We've compiled a list of gifts and souvenirs, which are unique to Rotterdam, that a visitor might like to purchase to reflect their visit.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.2 Km or 2 Miles
Places of Worship in Rotterdam

Places of Worship in Rotterdam

The historic center of Rotterdam was bombed in May 1940, and almost all of the churches in the area were damaged. Lamentably, numerous significant churches have had to be pulled down. Since then, the downtown area has been rebuilt in a Functionalist style, and some modern churches have been erected. Check out our tour for the key places of worship to see in Rotterdam.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.4 Km or 2.7 Miles
Museums of Rotterdam Walking Tour

Museums of Rotterdam Walking Tour

Rotterdam is a city and municipality in the Dutch area of South Holland in the west of the Netherlands. It's got a rich diversity of museums, where you'll be amazed by the gorgeous and fully-featured exhibits. Check out our rundown of all the best, most famous museums in the city.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.6 Km or 1 Miles
Rotterdam Introduction Walk

Rotterdam Introduction Walk

Holland's major port, Rotterdam is an attraction in its own right, totally rebuilt after WWII, hence featuring bold, modern architecture, sometimes as peculiar as the world-famous Cubic Houses. The local Maritime Museum, displaying vintage ships and exhibits, attests to the city's great seafaring past. To get to know Rotterdam in its variety, follow this orientation walk and explore the...  view more

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.4 Km or 3.4 Miles
Stadsdriehoek Sightseeing Tour in Rotterdam

Stadsdriehoek Sightseeing Tour in Rotterdam

The name Stadsdriehoek refers to the historic City Triangle of Rotterdam, which dates from the late Middle Ages. The area was bounded by Cool Vest and Schiedamsevest to the west, the Golden Vest to the northeast and the Nieuwe Maas to the south. Take our tour to see the top sights in this beautiful area.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.7 Km or 2.3 Miles
A Cultural Walk in Rotterdam

A Cultural Walk in Rotterdam

Visitors seeking culture will get the utmost pleasure from their trip to Rotterdam. It's a place that is both open to cultural growth and very much in touch with modern cultural trends. Lots of cultural music events and festivals are held in the city each year. Check out our tour of the top cultural attractions in Rotterdam.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.9 Km or 1.8 Miles

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Souvenirs Shopping: 16 Genuine Dutch Things to Buy in Rotterdam

Souvenirs Shopping: 16 Genuine Dutch Things to Buy in Rotterdam

Just as any other major Dutch destination, Rotterdam is associated with sea, excellent cheeses, marvelous beer, good food and, generally speaking, good taste. A set of gifts from Rotterdam will duly reflect any, if not all, of these qualities. Listed here are some of the items that might prove well...